Suez SA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water and waste cycle management business in France, Europe, and internationally.
Fair value second-rate dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has Suez's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: SZEV.Y's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
US Integrated Utilities
1 Year Return
US Integrated Utilities
Return vs Industry: SZEV.Y underperformed the US Integrated Utilities industry which returned -14.2% over the past year.
Return vs Market: SZEV.Y underperformed the US Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Suez's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is Suez undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: SZEV.Y ($4.69) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($11.87)
Significantly Below Fair Value: SZEV.Y is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: SZEV.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the Integrated Utilities industry average (17.2x).
PE vs Market: SZEV.Y is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.3x) compared to the US market (12.5x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: SZEV.Y is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.1x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: SZEV.Y is good value based on its PB Ratio (0.8x) compared to the US Integrated Utilities industry average (1.5x).
How is Suez forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: SZEV.Y's forecast earnings growth (16.8% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: SZEV.Y's earnings (16.8% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (12.2% per year).
High Growth Earnings: SZEV.Y's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: SZEV.Y's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: SZEV.Y's revenue (1.1% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: SZEV.Y's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (6.9%).
How has Suez performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: SZEV.Y has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: SZEV.Y's current net profit margins (1.7%) are lower than last year (1.7%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: SZEV.Y's earnings have declined by -1.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: SZEV.Y's earnings growth over the past year (3.3%) exceeds its 5-year average (-1.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: SZEV.Y earnings growth over the past year (3.3%) underperformed the Integrated Utilities industry 5.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: SZEV.Y's Return on Equity (6.6%) is considered low.
How is Suez's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: SZEV.Y's short term assets (€11.5B) do not cover its short term liabilities (€12.1B).
Long Term Liabilities: SZEV.Y's short term assets (€11.5B) do not cover its long term liabilities (€14.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: SZEV.Y's debt to equity ratio (135.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: SZEV.Y's debt to equity ratio has increased from 133.2% to 135.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: SZEV.Y's debt is not well covered by operating cash flow (19.5%).
Interest Coverage: SZEV.Y's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.1x coverage).
Inventory Level: SZEV.Y has a high level of physical assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: SZEV.Y's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.9x debt).
What is Suez's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: SZEV.Y's dividend (7.33%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (2.04%).
High Dividend: SZEV.Y's dividend (7.33%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.7%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: SZEV.Y's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: SZEV.Y's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its high payout ratio (134%), SZEV.Y's dividend payments are not well covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: SZEV.Y's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (83% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Bertrand Camus (52yo)
Mr. Bertrand Camus is Chief Executive Officer and Director at SUEZ SA since May 14, 2019. He was Deputy CEO in charge of the Africa, Middle East, India, Asia & Australia-Pacific regions at SUEZ SA since 20 ...
|Executive Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|CEO & Director||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Group Senior Executive Vice President of Finance||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|COO & Group Senior EVP - France Region||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Group Chief Engagement & Communications Officer||0.75yr||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Group Innovation||no data||no data||no data|
|Group Chief Human Resources Officer||3yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Senior Executive VP of North America Region & President of WTS* BU||7.08yrs||no data||no data|
|Group Senior Executive Vice President of South Europe & LATAM Regions||7yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Executive Vice President Group - France||12.5yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: SZEV.Y's management team is not considered experienced ( 2 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.
|CEO & Director||0.92yr||no data||no data|
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||€65.62k||0.00032% €19.1k|
|Independent Director||5.5yrs||€99.33k||0.00041% €24.5k|
|Independent Director||11.75yrs||€73.06k||0.00034% €20.3k|
|Chairman of the Board||0.92yr||€2.91m||0.013% €774.3k|
|Independent Director||7.92yrs||€49.33k||0.00033% €19.7k|
|Employee Representative Director||5.33yrs||no data||0.000020% €1.2k|
Experienced Board: SZEV.Y's board of directors are considered experienced (6.7 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
Suez SA's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Suez SA
- Ticker: SZEV.Y
- Exchange: OTCPK
- Founded: 1858
- Industry: Multi-Utilities
- Sector: Utilities
- Market Cap: €5.542b
- Listing Market Cap: €5.979b
- Shares outstanding: 624.83m
- Website: https://www.suez.com
Number of Employees
- Suez SA
- CB21 Tower
- 16 Place de l'Iris
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|SEV||ENXTPA (Euronext Paris)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||FR||EUR||Jul 2008|
|SZ1||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 2008|
|0NRV||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 2008|
|SZ1||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||DE||EUR||Jul 2008|
|SZEV.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||US||USD||Jul 2008|
|SEVP||BATS-CHIXE (BATS 'Chi-X Europe')||Yes||Ordinary Shares||GB||EUR||Jul 2008|
|SEV||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||CH||CHF||Jul 2008|
|SZ1||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Ordinary Shares||IT||EUR||Jul 2008|
|SZEV.Y||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||ADR||US||USD||Sep 2008|
Suez SA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the water and waste cycle management business in France, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through five segments: Water Europe, Recycling and Recovery Europe, International, Water Technologies & Solutions, and Other. It provides water distribution and treatment services to individuals, local authorities, and industrial clients; and waste collection and treatment services, including collection, sorting, recycling, composting, energy recovery, and landfilling for non-hazardous and hazardous waste for local authorities and industrial clients. The company also offers water network management services; technical assistance, operation, cleaning, and maintenance services; and spare parts, refurbishment, and associated services, as well as designs and operates storage facilities for hazardous and non-hazardous residual waste. In addition, it provides resource management consulting services; engineering and construction contracts and other services; and digital technology solutions for resource and asset protection, as well as deconstructs industrial sites in the end-of-life phase and decontaminates soil and water tables. Additionally, the company generates waste wood biomass energy, as well as engages in plastic recycling activities. It serves food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical, construction, mining and metal, oil and gas, power, pulp and paper, electronic and electronic products, leisure, and healthcare industries, as well as automotive, transport, and aeronautic sectors. Suez SA was founded in 1858 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/04/06 08:35|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/04/03 00:00|
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